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As information technology in organizations grew more complex, it became evident there was a need for a more elaborated way to manage it. With the evolution of it capabilities from exotic additions in an otherwise human based process to full blown services available on demand as the organization requires, the challenge for effective it management has become to align technical capabilities with business goals and strategies. The purpose of this research is to go over the different paradigms focused on managing IT services based on business objectives. We first present a baseline concept of some relevant terms such business service and business service management, to ease the overview of several frameworks. We then describe one direction to which current research in the field is heading and finally we present a set of criteria we use to evaluate and compare all the considered frameworks and find their weaknesses and strengths.
Last, business continuity and disaster recovery as well as data center migration projects receive invaluable data from accurate and always up-to-date service models. Comparing the configuration of existing business services to those created in their image for redundancy or migration purposes is easy. Understanding the configuration prior to initiating a project is also straight-forward.